The Search

Quartermaster was looking for a Product Design Lead with both B2C and B2B end-to-end focused product design experience and someone who could design both web and mobile digital products.

Midway through the search, there was a DEI pivot to focus on female candidates and female representation for this very inclusive-research-focused design team.


The Client 

Our client is a Toronto-based early-stage tech company that created a marketplace platform focused on helping homeowners connect with trusted professionals and better manage their household needs.


The Hire

A very technical yet creative end-to-end Product Designer with 12+ years of relevant experience. She came with a strong technical UX and visual design background, and a robust design portfolio that showcased her diverse and highly related work to our client’s immediate design challenges.


 The Search Statistics 

  1. Number of days to the first round of resumes: 8
  2. Number of candidates considered: 25
  3. Number of candidates interviewed: 19
  4. Number of business days to complete the search: 89


"We were impressed with the consistent quality of candidates being presented to us. We had a pivot of requirements part way through the search, the team at Martyn Bassett Associates responded quickly and was dedicated to finding the right fit for our company."

–– Steve Aitken, CPO

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